The Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program announces the publication of the annual Request for Applications (RFA) for the Fiscal Year 2013 Boating Infrastructure Grant Program (BIG), Tier 1 and Tier 2 on Grants.gov (CFDA 15.622). The RFA will be open through September 19, 2012. In FY 2012, BIG awarded more than $2.5 million in BIG Tier 1, basic grants to 26 states, and more than $7.5 million in BIG Tier 2, Competitive grants to 10 States. We anticipate awarding up to $5.6 million in Tier 1 grants and $11 million in Tier 2 grants in FY 2013. BIG provides funds to States to construct, renovate, or maintain boating infrastructure facilities and associated amenities for transient, nontrailerable recreational boats at least 26 feet long.